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Farm Cottage

The cosy cottage with views of Spitzkop Farm grasslands, offers access to some of the best mountain biking routes in the country. The cottage is ideal for couples or small families.

  • Room 1 – 1 x King Size Bed
    Room 2 – 2 x Twin Beds

  • Shared entrance with Farm House for larger family gatherings


Spitzkop Farm
Luxury farm self-catering accommodation

Stay in one of our two luxury homes, Rockwood Farm House or Rockwood Farm Cottage.
These units are within 25m and ideal for 4, 8 or larger groups of up to 12 people.

The Karkloof Nature Reserve
Cosy forest cottage self-catering accommodation

4 x 4 essential to access either of these lodges. Lodges are situated 20 minutes drive from each other.
Rockwood Forest Lodge is a unique wooden structure with expansive glass windows nestled deep within the indigenous forest of the Karkloof. Rockwood Mountain Cabin is an eco-friendly unit with solar and gas perched on top of the Karkloof range with views into the forest.


Lodge, Cottage and Cabin Facilities

  • Verandahs with farm and forest views

  • Outdoor cooking on Big Green Eggs

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Serviced daily

  • Extra length beds

  • Linen and towels

  • Bathroom cosmetics

  • Basic condiments

  • Indoor board games

  • Outdoor ball games

  • Jungle gyms and trampolines

  • Dam and river swimming

  • Cycling, hiking and running trails

  • Bike hire

  • Check in 15h00, check out 10h00

  • 5 hrs from Gauteng, 1.5 hrs from Durban

Previous Guest Comments2021-12-18T14:31:45+02:00

Comments from previous guests:

  • Kerry Campbell says: “We loved that you thought of everything so we didn’t have to rush out and buy.”
  • Dino says: “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it far exceeded our expectations! The riding as always was a great experience and the Karkloof is our favourite destination.”
  • Sarah van der Merwe says: “All the facilities were in excellent condition and our stay was very comfortable.”
  • Chris says: “Rockwood Farm Cottage is an amazing getaway. Beautiful scenery, lots of trees and mountains. The cottage is clean, well kept and very comfortable.”
  • Dr Prinsloo says: “The location and setting is phenomenal.”
  • The Van Niekerks say: “Great, relaxing stay. Highly recommended.”
  • Alexis and Raymond say: “Thanks for the extras like charcoal, choccies on the bed and wine. It really was a treat! We also had a peak inside the Farm House and definitely need to book it soon.”
  • Karin says: “This was definitely my favourite stay in years! The scenery is absolutely stunning and the house and service superb! I rate Rockwood Farm House as more than a 4 star and have already recommended it to my family and friends. I am so looking forward to my following stay at Rockwood Farm House. Thanks for a wonderful, unforgettable stay!”
  • Miki says: “It was INCREDIBLE!!! I have never seen anything so beautiful in my life! That unit is breathktaking and to be honest, someday when I retire, that might be the place. Or at least, will come copy the design!”
  • Bridget says: “Most wonderful stay on Earth. I could stay here forever.”
  • Annelise says: “You’ll be very high on our recommendation list to friends!”
  • Pam says: “Just a note to thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Rockwood Farm Cottage. The Cottage was just the comfortable, relaxed and fun place that we wanted it to be! Our housekeeper Zanele looked after us very well, and Rex and Puppy were great companions. The big verandah and the outdoor shower were firm favourites, and the birdlife on the dam was spectacular.The whole experience was magic.We went for many drives to surrounding places, including the bird hides at the Karkloof Conservation Centre where we saw a pair of grey crowned cranes, as well as the nearby Karkloof Falls. The Midlands is truly a beautiful.”
  • The Cockburns say: “We loved the bush sounds, birds and water and superbly comfortable accommodation. We were lucky to see lots of birds.”
  • Liesel says: “Thanks for a glorious retreat. A special thanks for the bottle of bubbly on New Year’s, biscuits and milk and red wine on arrival. Lovely touch!”
  • The Collets say: “It’s always good to arrive and find more than you expected. Mountain-Bikers’ Paradise!”
  • Greg’s Family says: “A little slice of heaven. Wonderful walks and family time.”
  • The Botha Family says: “A wonderful experience being in an isolated haven. Mike and Mish will carry these memories to Australia.”
  • Keith says: “What a beautiful spot. Our new favourite getaway!”
  • Mark and Louise say: “Our second stay and we’ll keep coming back. Another wonderful weekend. P.S. We got engaged!”
  • The Rootmans say: “Dit was ‘n wonderlike, asemrowende plek om te bly. Die rivier hier onder is prentjie mooi! Terugkeer? O ja!”
  • The Geringers say: “Weekend was too short to take in all the beauty and tranquility.”
  • Ross and Christine say: “Oh dear, we’ve only booked for 1 night! We’ll now have to travel 60 000 miles from the UK to spend more time here!”
  • Annette says: “Saw the Narina Trogon for the first time and many other birds.”
  • Helen and Keith say: “This is our fourth visit and we’re already planning our next visit which will be longer.”
  • Andrew says: “Go back to June 2005, same comment applies. What a place, thank you for sharing it with us.”
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Just what we needed! The communication and comfort stand out as key points regarding this venue. Sue and her team make sure every detail is considered. The house is beautifully decorated with quality linen and the location is superb. Would recommed this spot
Great farm stay with family Fantastic accommodation (Farm house) great informative hike with Ant. We will be back in the summer when the rivers are flowing nicely so the kids can tube. Communication was great with Sue. Kids played for hours on the front lawn
chelene e
Rockwood Karkloof Mountain Cabin What a relaxing experience. It is very secluded, everything is very neat, The lodge is equipped with all you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay with stunning scenery, and a cabin in the middle of nowhere We highly appreciated the privacy and attention to detail. No other people around for miles so you can focus on the beauty all around you We had the most wonderful weekend. We will definitely be coming to stay again. 5 stars from us!!
Lucien d
A MTB training weekend paradise Another amazing weekend at Rockwood Farm Cottage. This time, a boys weekend on our MTB's. Perfect location & access to simply the best trails in South Africa. If you like peaceful surrounding, a well appointed accommodation and the best MTB riding available... this is for you.
Hidden Gem in the Midlands A beautiful farmhouse surrounded by a majestic nature reserve. The farmhouse has a modern design and furniture. The guided walk in the forest was the highlight. The private chef was a class act. Not to mention the private massage. We will be back again.
Marvellous Midlands We stayed at Rockwood Cottage for 5 nights in June 2023 and it was simply wonderful! The Cottage was perfectly appointed, with modern, but cosy finishings and every comfort you could need - including simple but effective loadshedding backup. The farm itself is gorgeous with beautiful views over the dam and fields and Nguni cattle to really give a sense of place; the animals that made the trip (esp for my children) were Tom & Jerry the donkeys. Rockwood is wonderfully close to some of the best Midlands restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a convenient 20 min drive from Howick for a grocery top-up! However what made the stay all the more wonderful were Sue, who lovingly cares for the houses, and is 100% supportive and reactive to every request - checking in all the time, and informing us of loadshedding schedules etc; as well as her husband Ant (who looks after the farm) who dropped everything to help us with some car trouble - the support staff were smiley, friendly, and we felt right at home. I could not recommend Rockwood Lodges more (we poked our heads into 2 of the other 3 homes.... they are all gorgeous!) and we hope to be back in the very near future!
Exceded my expections The Rockwood team went out of their to make our stay memorable and relaxing. The Mountain cabin had everything that we needed and more. The Big Green Egg was great to prepare food in. The surrounding area was so much fun and relaxing to explore and get out into nature. Highly recommended. Just a note that the Mountain cabin is only accessible by a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance. You won't be disappointed!
Rockwood Lodge a wonderful clean and peaceful place to take a break. away from the city & surrounded by nature convenient & close to the midlands meander & Nottingham tourist route perfect getaway for a rested weekend
Wonderful stay in such a Beautiful part of SA We stayed in the Mountain cottage which is beautifully positioned, completely private and offers all the necessary amenities. An extra bonus is the cottage runs on gas and solar so load shedding is no issue
A Dream Space This modern farmhouse was magical. The interior decor and indoor/outdoor flow was unmatched and every room was fully equipped for the perfect stay. The natural surroundings accompanied the space perfectly. Our aim for the weekend was to enjoy each other as a family and this home invites this through all the available activities, games and breathtaking spaces. The hospitality was of a high standard. We would recommend this place over and over again.
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